The United Nations says nearly one-fourth of food purchases in hotels and restaurants are thrown away. Luxury properties in Mexico, India, and elsewhere are trying programs to bring that figure down.
A new report, "Supermarkets Fail to Make the Grade in Reducing Food Waste," scores the 10 largest grocery stores on how they handle food waste. No store got an A, but Walmart got a B.
A volunteer network gathers wasted foods, turns them into healthy meals and provides opportunities for those whose lives have been radically disrupted.
Companies in the US ad UK have found ways to recycle grains wasted to make bread and beer.
Confusion over "sell by" and "use by" dates is one reason why billions of tons of food are tossed each year. A new global initiative aims to tackle that.
Fresh herbs are some of the most perishable items in the produce section. And yet, shoppers are forced to buy amounts that are bound to go wasted at home.
New Jersey lawmakers want to tackle climate change and hunger by reducing the amount of food that ends up in landfills.
Several efforts are underway to turn food byproducts into food containers to curb plastic pollution and food waste at the same time.
Digesters convert livestock manure into electricity, but some have found the technology too pricey to maintain.
You could start seeing more standardized food labels by summer 2018, the soft deadline trade groups told members to aim for in adopting the new language.
Those "expiration" labels on packaged food may dupe consumers into throwing good food in the trash. Two major food industry associations are proposing reforms.
In today's show, Mother Hubbard's Cupboard gives a kombucha tutorial. Then we meet Amanda LeGore-Smith and hear how Asian carp helped her rebuild her life.
What Thanksgiving leftovers are filling your fridge? On this week's show, we talk food waste with Jonathan Bloom, and Daniel Orr makes soups with leftovers.
Entrepreneurs hope customers will pony up for high-end foods made from rescued ingredients.
A new startup is making an edible product out of fruit pulp from coffee plants that farmers usually dump.
The Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard will help measure and manage food loss and waste, for both countries and private companies.
In an effort to curb food waste, the U.S. Senate and House have introduced bills to standardize date labeling across the country.
South Korea’s RFID garbage metering system has reduced food waste by hundreds of thousands of tons over the last few years.
On the podcast, what was behind the White Violet Center's decision to get certified organic (again). And, millet isn't just for the birds anymore -- or is it?
Anaerobic digesters solve a few problems at once -- generate renewable energy, divert food waste from landfills and cut down on harmful emissions.